[3.8] Tectonic Slam Chieftain



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Hi, this my ninth build guide.

Pros:
Decent single target.
Good clearspeed.

Cons:
Might be expensive cause melee meta.
Bosses feel a bit clunky to dps.
JUGG is arguably better and feels better to play.


Introduction
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With the recent chieftain buffs, it's a goo choice for fire based attack builds, tectonic slam in particular because of the node Valako, Storm's embrace. It gives upto 15% more damage based on endurance charge consumption. TC consumes endurance charges.

JUGG will have better endurance charge upkeep and will be faster, so it'll feel better to play. Chieftain will have higher top end damage, which tbh doesn't really matter much in this age of billions of dps.

However, if you're looking for a build that exploits the TC - Valako interaction, this is the place to be.


PoB
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https://pastebin.com/H6jAsgKU

Path of Building does not count the '100% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage' from Ngamahu, Flame's Advance node as of now. Same goes for the Valako node. I haven't included them in the pob artificially. Pob currently also does not include multistrike correctly.


Final Tree


Bandits
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Kill all


Ascendancy
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Ngamahu > Hinekora > Tawhoa > Valako


Pantheon
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Brine King and Ralakesh.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Decent pdps foils.

Budget option: Grelwood Shanks, Ichimonji.


Helmet:
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Find a base with the enchant and fossil craft with pristine and scorched for the -9% fire res roll.

BIS - 20% chance to create a charged slam

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Chest:
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This is what I had available, and it helps with damage and int. A fossil (Serrated + Pristine) crafted chest will be better. Find/craft one with 'Supported by level 1 maim'. If you make one with maim + crit on an elder chest, that's ideal.

'-15 to mana cost of socketed gems' is a bonus.

Look for open prefix to craft %increased life and mana.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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BIS - Fury. Helps with clearspeed.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Boots:
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Frees up flask affix and +1 end charge. You can really go for any rare boots. I wouldn't go kaom's roots cause we're a bit socket starved, specially if we end up using new gems, which we most likely will.

Good enchants/corruptions - Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently / +1 Maximum Endurance charges

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Amulet:
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Flat phys to attacks, multi, life, wed, dex.

Ignore Aspect of the Spider, I had a prefix available and crafted it.


Belt:
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Look for WED roll, after you cap your resists and get life.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

WED and flat phys to attacks are a bonus.


Flasks:
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For mapping:


You need to have your uncapped fire res as the highest for Wise Oak.


Jewels:
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If you have one. Look for atleast two of following:

(40-60)% increased Attack Damage while affected by Precision
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed while affected by Precision
+(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
+(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Anger
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger




Gem Links
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Chest:



Remaining links (put them wherever you get the right colors):










Unlinked:



Videos:
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3.7 videos:
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Older version with lycosidae:
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JUGG videos from 3.6 just for archiving:
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FAQ:
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Sustaining end charges? Valako worth? Do we even get 15% more damage?
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Well, we don't sustain endurance charges. Chance to consume an endurance charge by TS per attack is 35%, 55% with the helm enchant. Tawhoa gives a 35% chance to gain a charge per attack. It's good but without JUGG or a endurance charges precursors you can't sustain that. We'll typically be at 0-3 charges all the time.

Assuming 'recently' from Valako refers to 4 seconds, we'll probably be at atleast 9% more damage most of the time. The way I see Valako is free damage for TC. You could go Tasalio and drop it altogether but its the whole reason to go chieftain so I'm sticking with it. Tasalio is a REALLY good defensive node though, so feel free to experiment. We kinda have bit of overkill damage anyway.

Why multistrike?
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The current issue with multistrike is that each repeat of the skill can consume charges for TC, but can't generate it. So only the initial hit can generate charges and the rest can consume. This makes it so we're often out of charges and don't stack up Valako fast enough for the 15% more damage.

I tried out different support gems, but the build feels awful to play without the attack speed. You could honestly swap out another more multiplier for faster attacks and it feels amazing to play. Short of switching ascendancies, this is the only easy way to get a lot of attack speed.



Changelog:
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Added guide?
Changed links, got more attack speed. Feels better to play now.
Added a hydra video.
Made a bunch of changes. Check the top of the page for a list.


Other guides:
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Sep 5, 2019, 11:09:39 PM
Last bumped on Nov 21, 2019, 2:16:01 AM
Looking good.
What if you build this with Oni and kaoms heart? like how much damage/Survivability would you gain/loose?
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What if you build this with Oni and kaoms heart? like how much damage/Survivability would you gain/loose?

This build initially was oni and kaom's with a JUGG. Simply speaking its better, but when I switched to chieftain, the low attack speed felt really bad, so I switched to this setup.

Even at 77% accuracy, oni has 2.9mil and 7.4k life.
This version is at 2.4mil and 6.3k life.

You do lose the enfeeble but it should still be technically better. Only thing is, it feels like garbage to play with to me, so I prefer this.
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35% Lion's Roar? Is that something coming in 3.7 or is it just a mistake?
I have been waiting for this build. Thanks a lot man, great job.
Is this build Viable for SSF ? I'm gonna try SSF for the first time this league.
Hei mate, with what skills and how u gonna start, and with what, what is my goal to get can u help me out little ?
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juzzif wrote:
35% Lion's Roar? Is that something coming in 3.7 or is it just a mistake?


Standard league, legacy gear.
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35% Lion's Roar? Is that something coming in 3.7 or is it just a mistake?

Legacy lion's roar, forgot to change it to regular one.

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Is this build Viable for SSF ? I'm gonna try SSF for the first time this league.

I get this question a lot for every single build. Yes it SSF viable, as long as you don't need any specific unfarmable item to make the build work, it's viable. But your dps won't any where close enough without a good foil or lycoidae. If you go SSF, try using Oni - Goroshi.

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Hei mate, with what skills and how u gonna start, and with what, what is my goal to get can u help me out little ?

I'm not playing this build this league. I would use any skill till you get tectonic slam and use it then onwards. I don't understand the rest of your question.
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Hei again, ur passive skill tree, is different then ingame, they changed it, how where do i need to move, im at second passsive skill tree urs

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